Car stolen in Miami abandoned during shooting in Hollywood

Driver abandons stolen car, police officers find several guns in a house damaged by gunshots

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A shooting and a police investigation kept some Hollywood residents awake and frightened early Monday morning.

Witnesses in Hollywood’s South Lake community said they first heard gunshots and then police officers ordering them to stay inside.

“It was definitely loud,” said Tom Durfee, who lives in the area and heard over 40 gunshots fired and saw police cars down Adams Street.

Officer Christian Lata, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Police Department, said the house along Jefferson Street had been the target. A door and a window were damaged.

Officers found several guns inside the home, according to Deanna Bettineschi, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Police Department.

A driver abandoned a stolen white car near the intersection of Jefferson Street and South 11 Avenue, according to Bettineschi.

The stolen car was a Miami Police Department case.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

This is a developing story. Local 10 News Assignment Editor Stephany Heilbron contributed to this report.


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